Indefinite Leave to Remain & Naturalisation

Indefinite leave to remain, also known as settlement and permanent residence, means that a foreign migrant no longer has a time limit on their ability to live and work in the UK. They can live in the UK indefinitely and can work, in any capacity and for any employer, or study or do neither.

We advise clients on making applications for indefinite leave to remain under all categories of the Immigration Rules ensuring that all the requirements are met.

We advise clients on their entitlement to British nationality and on their eligibility to apply to naturalise. We also advise on children’s applications to register as British citizens including advice on submitting applications where the secretary of state is asked to exercise her discretion to allow the child to register as British.

We have particular expertise in obtaining successful decisions where our client has had absences significantly in excess of the number ordinarily permitted under the legislation.

Representative Indefinite Leave to Remain & Naturalisation Work

Examples of our indefinite leave to remain & naturalisation work include:

  • Advised on securing naturalisation for individuals with substantial absences from the UK.
  • Advised on all types of applications for indefinite leave under the Immigration Rules including through sponsored employment, other business categories, UK ancestry and the Long Residence Rules.

Key contacts:

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Danielle Ramdel

Partner Employment and Immigration
Work 37-41 Bedford Row London WC1R 4JH United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 20 7611 2388


The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law FirmsDanielle heads our Immigration practice. She also advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious Employment law.


Danielle advises a wide range of corporate and individual clients on immigration and nationality law including sponsor licence applications, highly skilled (Tier 1) and skilled (Tier 2) migrant applications under the point based system and European free movement applications.

Danielle has written a number of articles for the Law Society Gazette and Tottel’s Journal of Immigration Asylum and Nationality and is an active member of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association.


Danielle’s employment experience includes advising employers with challenging employment situations; providing creative and practical advice to reflect their priorities and appetite for risk.
Danielle handles the complete range of advice necessary to support the firm’s senior executive practice and regularly advises employees facing issues relating to maternity leave and discrimination law as well as redundancy, whistleblowing and potentially unfair dismissal. Danielle advises a European stock exchange on day to day employment issues as well as complex disputes with senior employees.

Danielle acts for many of our restaurant clients in relation to their contentious and non-contentious advice. She also advises individuals accused of misconduct by banks in cases involving alleged financial misconduct and market manipulation.

Danielle has particular experience in employment tribunal litigation, acting for both employers defending claims and employees bringing them. Clients benefit from her ability to see the opponent’s litigation strategy from the other perspective. Highlights include acting for an individual in successfully bringing a claim for constructive unfair dismissal against a major multinational consumer goods business and acting for a senior individual in an unfair dismissal claim against a global bank.

Danielle’s experience in employment and immigration law enables her to advise employers on issues that concern both areas of the law such as recruitment programmes including foreign migrants and termination of employment when an employees’ status is uncertain.

Career History

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37-41 Bedford Row London WC1R 4JH United Kingdom